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10-07-2008, 05:59 PM
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Pierre McGuire (merged)

Whether you love him or hate him, Pierre McGuire is easily one of the most influential broadcasters in the game. I've been trying to find a little about McGuire's background, and what makes him so connected. Clearly, he has NHL experience, after holding jobs with the Penguins, Whalers and Senators.

Interestingly, in his TSN bio (http://www.tsn.ca/tsn_talent/bio/?fid=2457), it mentions that McGuire played professional hockey in Europe.

Does anybody know where McGuire played? Did he play in the Elite divisions, or was he a bit player in the lower levels? What countries did he play in specifically? You would think that he would be proud of this fact, no?

Also, McGuire seems to have an extensive coaching history at schools on the Eastern seaboard of the United States (Hobart College, Babson College and St. Lawrence University). We all know that he loves Canada and Canadian players at the WJHC. However, I'd like to know whether Pierre is in fact Canadian, given his resume of coaching American schools. Anybody know his nationality?

He's a mystery man, that's for sure. Doesn't give too much else on his bio.

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I'm pretty sure he's American, actually..

edit: His Wikipedia page says he's from Englewood, New Jersey

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I'm pretty sure he's American, actually..
According to wikipedia he is.

I'm going to go throw up now

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I'm pretty sure he's American, actually..

edit: His Wikipedia page says he's from Englewood, New Jersey
WOW!...I...I did not see that coming.

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He was born in New Jersey, but when asked he says he's from Montreal.

I think he has a house in Westmount...

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According to wikipedia he is.

I'm going to go throw up now
It just says that he was born in the U.S.

Maybe he moved to Quebec at a young age. He did translate a Habs press conference, which was in French, as it went on during trade deadline day (or FA Frenzy day, can't remember).

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He's American but he was raised in Montreal I believe.

He's as American as Francis Bouillon, or as German as Dany Heatley.

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He's American but he was raised in Montreal I believe.

He's as American as Francis Bouillon, or as German as Dany Heatley.
and Brazillian as Robyn Regher and as Irish as Owen Nolan

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The difference being Owen Nolan is actually Irish and born to Irish parents... the others just happened to be born in another country to Canadian parents.

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and Brazillian as Robyn Regher and as Irish as Owen Nolan
...or as Chinese as Rod Langway

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Or as Bruneian as Craig Adams

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or as good as Dan Cloutier

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Or as Russian as Evgeni Nabokov?

Wait...nevermind, that doesn't fit here.

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...or as Chinese as Rod Langway
close...........or as Taiwanese as Langway.

or as "Texan" as Brian Leetch

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Whether you love him or hate him, Pierre McGuire is easily one of the most influential broadcasters in the game. I've been trying to find a little about McGuire's background, and what makes him so connected. Clearly, he has NHL experience, after holding jobs with the Penguins, Whalers and Senators.

Interestingly, in his TSN bio (http://www.tsn.ca/tsn_talent/bio/?fid=2457), it mentions that McGuire played professional hockey in Europe.

Does anybody know where McGuire played? Did he play in the Elite divisions, or was he a bit player in the lower levels? What countries did he play in specifically? You would think that he would be proud of this fact, no?.
I think he played nowhere of note or it would be listed on Internet Hockey Database. Probably some Third division league minor-pro league, because he didn't play any junior.

Kudos for him for breaking into the old boys network without a background of playing high level hockey.

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or as good as Dan Cloutier
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I dunno, but word on the street is he made a lot of passes at...I mean to, his teamates

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I can't imagine Pierre playing hockey at any level.

Baseball? I could see him catching.

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I can't imagine Pierre playing hockey at any level.

Baseball? I could see him catching.
But only if you're pitching, right?

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Brett Hull is actually is Canadian.

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I think he played nowhere of note or it would be listed on Internet Hockey Database. Probably some Third division league minor-pro league, because he didn't play any junior.
Hockeydb.com sucks at european leagues. So even if he played in one of the better leagues in europe, it would probably not come up there.

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But only if you're pitching, right?
He couldn't take the heat.

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Brett Hull is actually is Canadian.
Mr. Holland i was waiting for someone to mention that again!

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He played in Geleen, Holand

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Pierre McGuirre

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I think he played nowhere of note or it would be listed on Internet Hockey Database. Probably some Third division league minor-pro league, because he didn't play any junior.

Kudos for him for breaking into the old boys network without a background of playing high level hockey.
Pierre actually played club hockey at Hobart College, which was basically at best a division 3 JV team at the time. He has no specific playing background and was actually more known as a good squash player rather than a hockey player at college ! He was the asst. coach at Babson under Steve Stirling but also coached squash at Babson College at the same time. Word has it he has family contacts with Scotty Bowman and hence his contact with Pittsburgh. Any thought that he was a so-called pro in Europe is in name only especially if anybody actually watched him handle the puck !

Although probably one of the games biggest overachievers you have to give him credit for " learning" the game as a non-player and also getting player respect..

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